SARASOTA, FL - The man known as the "Subway Guy," Jared Fogle, has not been charged or arrested, but the FBI may have become first aware of Fogle from a Sarasota woman.
The woman, who asked us not to identify her, says she spoke with Fogle numerous times starting about 10 years ago. Fogle would often travel to the area to participate in events like the American Heart Association Walk.
The woman, who is a former journalist, tells us Fogle often made surprising and inappropriate remarks while the two were speaking.
"He said something to me when we were off camera and that really stuck with me. I thought to myself, 'did he really say that to me?'"
The woman says she became so alarmed over his comments that she decided to contact the FBI.
"The subject matter is similar to what the FBI found when they raided his home. It goes deeper than that," said the woman.
The woman would not release any more details about their conversations, but says that after she contacted the FBI, the agency had her wear a wire and record phone conversations.
"It was the right thing to do, and I was able to do it and I have fortitude to do it. That's the main reason I did this," she said.
Fogle's attorney, Ron Elberger, told us over the phone that he has never heard of the allegation before, calling it "an unrealistic fabrication."
On Tuesday, FBI agents went to Fogle's home to seize electronics. The search came two months after the executive director of Fogle's foundation was charged with multiple counts of producing and possessing child pornography. Subway has announced it is suspending its relationship with Fogle.